Joseph Rodman Drake
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- Location: Hunts Point to Longfellow Avenue
- Description: Monolith on square pedestal, with plaque
- Materials: Bronze, marble
- Dimensions: H: 8' W: 2' D: 2'; Plaque H: 2' W: 1'3"
- Dedicated: 1915
- Foundry: Tiffany Studio
- Donor: Gift
- Inscription: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOSEPH R. DRAKE M.D. WHO DIED SEPT. 21, 1820, AGE 25. NON KNEW HIM. BUT TO LOVE HIM NOR NAMED HIM. BUT
TO PRAISE HIM.
RENOVATED BY THE ROWSON LIBRARY UNION JULY25,1891.
JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE
GREEN BE THE TURF ABOVE THEE FRIEND OF MY BETTER DAYS
NONE KNEW THEE BUT TO LOVE THEE
NORNAMED THEE BUT TO PRAISE
ERECTED BY / THE BRONX SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES / MAY 29, 1915 /
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